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Events

Public seminar: ‘Spaniards in the NKVD and the Murder of Trostky: A Reassessment’, with speaker Boris Volodarsky. Chaired by Professor Paul Preston. 6pm at Seminar Room 1.11, 1st Floor, Cowdray House, LSE, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ). Organised by the LSE’s Cañada Blanch Centre.

Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of  the Battle of Caspe in March 1938 during the retreat through Aragón in which the British Battalion and other International Brigade units came under sustained attack. The programme of events is being organised by the local history group Asociación Bajoaragonesa de Agitación y Propaganda.

 

Award-winning folk trio The Young’uns on tour performing ‘The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff’, a suite of songs inspired by the International Brigades and named after the International Brigader who, like the group itself, hail from Stockton-on-Tees. Dates include:

 

IBMT’s annual Len Crome Memorial Conference, with historians Professor Tom Buchanan and Dr Emily Mason speaking about:

 

Unveiling of International Brigade memorial in Leicester Market Place at 1pm, followed by music and food at Duffy’s Bar, Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester LE1 6BU. See https://m.facebook.com/lyn.hurst.9?ref=bookmarks

Unveiling of a memorial to the 12 International Brigade volunteers from Wigan; 12pm-1pm at Southside Gardens (between Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1YN and Wigan International Swimming Pool). Followed by a reception at the Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU, including speakers, exhibition, buffet and music from Joe Solo and the Bolton Clarion Choir.

Trip to the Ebro battlefield to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro; organised by the Liverpool-based North West Trade Union International Committee. More information, including itinerary, booking onformation and cost is available here: Ebro itinerary.pdf

Dr Javier Alcalde delivers the Annual Buchanan Lecture on ‘Transnational language and conflicting memories over the Spanish Civil War’; 4pm at University of Liverpool. More information: www.esperantoresearch.org.uk/site/lecture

IBMT's annual commemoration at the International Brigade memorial, located in Jubilee Gardens, on London’s Southbank, SE1. With music, spoken word and wreath-laying. Starts at 1pm and runs for about an hour. Followed by an informal social at a nearby pub. Details to follow.

Unveiling of a plaque in the municipal cemetery of El Perelló, near Tarragona, to mark the remains of two British Battalion members, John Ferguson and James Scott, in a mass grave where the bodies of many Spanish Republicans are also buried. The unveiling coincides with the 80th anniversary of the final action of the British Battalion in the Battle of the Ebro. More details to follow.